Saint Petersburg’s Ice Palace
The Ice Palace in St. Petersburg is a state-of-the-art ice hockey stadium. It was purpose built in 2000 to host the IIHF World Championships, the largest event on the sport’s calendar. With a bit of forward thinking the stadium was designed as a flexible arena. Although it has a public skating rink and hockey rink it can also be utilised for much more. The Great Hall is ideally suited to host a variety of other sporting events including figure skating, track athletics, boxing, combat, basketball, ballroom dancing and gymnastics to name a few.
In addition, this multi-purpose facility is the ideal size to play host to exhibitions, festivals and concerts and has a spectator capacity of up to 12,300 depending on requirements.
Hockey Club SKA
Hockey Club SKA is proud to call the Ice Palace home. Informally known as SKA Saint Petersburg, the city’s professional ice hockey team have all their home games here. It was also the first team in the country to achieve attendance figures of over 10,000. The hockey club forms part of an international professional ice hockey league based in Russia, known as Kontinental Hockey League (KHL), which is said to be the strongest league in Europe and Asia. As testament to the quality and professionalism of the Ice Palace Rink, it has been selected to play host on several occasions to the IIHF European Championships Cup, in 2005-2008.
International Games in St Petersburg
If your local team is in the KHL league and you are planning to watch them play SKA Saint Petersburg at the Ice Palace, then the Park Inn by Radisson Pulkovo Airport St. Petersburg
is the ideal accommodation. Alternatively, if you are attending any other sporting events such as watching Zenit Saint Petersburg at Petrovsky Stadium
, this hotel is perfectly located for the airport. Found at the Terminal 1 building, with access to the heart of the city that couldn’t be more convenient, this hotel is just 15 minutes away from famous attractions and sporting venues.